A forgotten classic by one of the great American writers of the twentieth century, with introductions from Harlan Ellison and David Pringle.
In the aftermath of an atomic war, a new international movement of pacifism has arisen. Multitudes of young men have chosen to curb their aggressive instincts through voluntary amputation - disarmament in its most literal sense.
Those who have undergone this procedure are highly esteemed in the new society. But they have a problem - their prosthetics require a rare metal to function, and international tensions are rising over which countries get the right to mine it . . .
To my mind, Bernard Wolfe remains one of the most remarkable original writers of the 20th century
Shrewd, and sometimes profound, comments on Western civilisation. - Observer
Deep, strange, and wonderful, LIMBO represents a straight arrow pointing from the cautionary dystopias of Orwell and Huxley to the postwar absurdist mode of CATCH-22, Pynchon, and Philip K. Dick
As to the books of Bernard Wolfe, his extraordinary imagination, his range of styles and genres, should alone qualify him for a conspicuous role in 20th century American literature